CD Recorder
Datavideo, Rake, Iowa, introduces the Datavideo CD-Recorder, a digital video disc (DVD) medical recording system that records both analog and digital video and audio onto standard CD-R or CD-RW discs in real time. The discs replay DVD-quality video with resolution and clarity that match the original image. The system’s fast forward and next track functions allow quick access to any examination recorded on a single disc. There are also two microphone inputs for narration during examinations, as well as eight separate forward and reverse speeds, noiseless still pictures, and a frame by frame stepper. (888) 664-8452; .

PACS Guide
Springer Press, New York, has published PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, a 435-page book that gives a comprehensive overview of the technology. Featuring
contributions from many leaders in the PACS field and edited by Amit Mehta, MD, Keith J. Dreyer, DO, and James H. Thrall, MD, the book addresses introductory concepts, computing fundamentals, advanced imaging technologies, and future opportunities. Geared toward radiologists, technologists, administrators, and IT professionals, the book is illustrated with photos and diagrams. To order a copy, call (800) Springer; .

Image-Writing System
DeJarnette Research Systems Inc, Towson, Md, produces the NetShareTM CD, a new CD writing device for DICOM image storage and distribution. NetShare, dedicated to the writing process, preserves valuable computer processing resources, freeing workstations for other tasks. It also allows legacy devices to write removable media by sending DICOM images to the NetShare CD. The NetShare CD records and automatically prints labels for quicker identification. A free DICOM viewing application is included with each CD. (410) 583-0680; .

Internet PACS
AMICAS Inc, Newton, Mass, introduces Office Suite 4.0, its new Internet-based PACS. This suite of real-time Internet software products has been developed for both solo practitioners and larger multi-facility installations. The product enables authorized personnel across all facility departments, as well as physicians on their home PCs, to have access to a patient’s imaging studies. Office Suite 4.0 comprises three products: Personal Office, Radiology Office, and Enterprise Office. It is based on a single software architecture powered by AMICAS’ ForeverPriors™ archive system. This system’s real-time worklists allow clinicians to follow patients through the imaging continuum. It also builds on DICOM and JPEG2000 standards to provide manageability and security. (617) 227-0012; .

Web-Based Software
Inphact, Brentwood, Tenn, introduces RadWeb?, a Web-based image transmitting system designed to distribute radiology images to referring physicians and other medical staff. The product is integrated with the company’s radiology information system (RIS), the backbone of its filmless program, and allows remote access to patient radiology information, including demographics, historical examination list, examination status, and radiological reports. It also offers management tracking reports and specialized modules for radiologists, technologists, and transcriptionists, allowing them to view and manipulate studies. The program runs on Java and Oracle 8i technology. (888) 946-7422; .

Image Management Solution
New features of eMed Ideal Image Management (IM) v6, from eMed Technologies, Lexington, Mass, are designed to meet the needs of multi-facility imaging enterprises and include radiologist workload synchronization across multiple sites; seamless LAN/WAN integration for multisite work flow; enhanced integration with third-party HIS/RIS; automatic demographic updates; and online archiving for fast image access in a scalable solution. (781) 862-0000; .